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Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Frost & Sullivan, the top 25 global market research and analysis firm, just placed Canadian startup Freightera among the leading global freight digitization startups in their new report “Global Digital Freight Brokerage Market Opportunities, Forecast to 2025.”

Bringing It All Back Home – OTR TMS Supports Reversion to Regional Manufacturing

Supply Chain Collaborator

Will the trend toward a return to “regional manufacturing” boost volumes in over the road transportation in North America as manufacturers move away from Asian overseas operations? American manufacturers are adapting to significant modulation in the nature of their supply chains as market forces and current global events promote operating “closer to home”. As a result, a new focus on network resilience and the idea of more regional manufacturing emerged.”.

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What’s Next for a Bubbling Freight Market?

Zipline Logistics

Despite a pandemic that has disrupted many parts of the global supply chain, the freight market has been on a recent tear. Simply put, there is more freight than available trucks, which has severely tightened capacity and driven up rates. What’s Causing Upward Freight Market Trends?

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

However, with most of our customer base in the manufacturing field, with the remaining in distribution and other industries, we thought it was vital that we featured some of the other manufacturing blog posts that were also popular in 2014. We featured out of our 200 plus blog posts in 2014, over 50 blog posts in the manufacturing category. You might ask yourself, “Why does a third party logistics company create Manufacturing content?

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. But I’ve seen instances where Freight is one of the top 5 largest expenses within a company. Aside from the cost impact the service implications of a poor Freight management system are enormous.

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

In addition, with 80% of global car production requiring parts from China, the shutdown made it difficult for global vehicle makers within China and elsewhere around the world to source parts required for building cars. As China was slowly reopening its manufacturing facilities in March, the rest of the world was shutting down. An optimistic estimate of 95% of automotive assembly plants in Europe and North America remain close.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. So, it’s important you’re up to date on the latest regulations to avoid your freight being held up. Policy 12 created a white and blacklist of manufacturers and suppliers. or Canada, make certain to watch our video on customs best practices with Ben Bidwell, director of North America customs and compliance, in order to better understand requirements, expectations and regulations for PPE.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

China was locking down hundreds of millions of people and closing manufacturing facilities. As China is the largest manufacturing country in the world the economic repercussions were really starting to be felt. And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Automotive manufacturers are looking to manufacture ventilators.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. Source data is a combination of reference and benchmark data from third parties as well as econometric models and formulas.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends. A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. They have operations in North America and Europe.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. This go-to-market strategy makes manufacturing far more cost efficient. Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. Keeping all this in mind can help companies enhance revenue by saving on shelf space and freight cost.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. This go-to-market strategy makes manufacturing far more cost efficient. Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. Keeping all this in mind can help companies enhance revenue by saving on shelf space and freight cost.

Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level

Freightera

Shippers can now get instant freight quotes without creating accounts. 7, 2017 – Just in time for the busy fall shipping season, the Canadian startup serving businesses with instant freight quotes and online bookings unveiled its break-through redesign. Freightera also opened the first lanes automating refrigerated less than truckload and full truckload freight. Freightera is creating a unified global marketplace for freight transportation. SOURCE Freightera.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

North America Market. Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. The global air freight market for Asia, Europe and North America is impacted by the dramatic decline in commercial passenger flight volume creating capacity shortages and volatile spot market pricing without transit time commitments.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

The comment caught my attention because later that morning I was going to moderate a discussion with Dan Dershem , General Partner at Supply Chain Ventures, about emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, autonomous trucks, and digital freight. Digital Freight. I spend the bulk of my time these days reviewing young technology companies primarily in North America, Europe, and Latin America,” said Dan. “I

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. The electronic validation program made its debut at Port Everglades in Florida to exporters needing to ship used vehicles from South Florida to destinations throughout the Caribbean, Central America and beyond. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

CEVA Logistics (The Americas). CEVA Logistics (The Americas). Source ID. CEVA Logistics provides both freight management and contract logistics services for a range of customers across all sectors. The company provides comprehensive freight forwarding services across all modes, domestic and international, including customs house brokerage and door-to-door ground services. Source ID. Source ID. DB Schenker (The Americas). Source ID.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Even higher value producers, such as consumer electronics companies, have adopted sea freight strategies, although air cargo uplift is often employed to meet the global demands of new product releases. This has a profound effect on freight forwarders. First Trend: Yield Dilution.

Coach, Nike & Other Retailers Take Sales Direct to Customers

Supply Chain Nation

This week: More brands are taking their sales pitch direct to consumers; HP is transforming supply and manufacturing using 3D technology; new Old Navy stores show retail is far from dying; a shortage of truck drivers is raising prices; and IBM is using blockchain tech to help fight unethical practices in sourcing jewelry and precious metals. HP Drives Supply & Manufacturing Transformation with 3D Technology.

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We continue to see elevated cases in developed nations that have a heavy reliance on manufacturing outside of the U.S., The empty container supply has also dwindled in regions where China trade has been a catalyst, primarily North America and Europe, this can have a ripple effect if these empty containers do not get repositioned back to China to support the increase demand that is anticipated at the tail end of March into April. Backup sourcing options.

Extreme Global Weather Set to Continue – What’s the Supply Chain Impact (Part 1)?

BluJay Solutions

According to figures issued recently by the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which monitors global weather, the first six weeks of 2014 saw extreme weather occur almost simultaneously in countries across the globe, from significant snowfall in North America to damaging storms and floods in the United Kingdom, to heat waves in Brazil, Southern Africa and Australia and even snow in Vietnam. .

Coach, Nike & Other Retailers Take Sales Direct to Customers

Supply Chain Nation

This week: More brands are taking their sales pitch direct to consumers; HP is transforming supply and manufacturing using 3D technology; new Old Navy stores show retail is far from dying; a shortage of truck drivers is raising prices; and IBM is using blockchain tech to help fight unethical practices in sourcing jewelry and precious metals. HP Drives Supply & Manufacturing Transformation with 3D Technology.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. According to Brian Daniels, the powertrain products manager for Daimler Trucks of North America, drivers are directly responsible for 30 percent of the factors that affect fuel economy. “ The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize ”: Shigeo Shingo. Lean is a new way of doing business.

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23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

A shift to manufacturing critical goods like pharmaceuticals in the United States would lead to higher production costs, for instance. Review your supply base for: Location — The further materials travel, the more costly, so ask whether they can be sourced locally.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . Also in terms of changing patterns of goods flows, it seems that manufacturing and retailing is making a return from globalization to regionalization of supply chains. This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. At the same time, near-sourcing is becoming more important.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Bronwen Hann, President at Argentus

Supply Chain Game Changer

I consulted with some of the contacts I’d built at the executive level across North America. We’ve built a peerless network in the areas of Procurement, Logistics, Change Management, Strategic Sourcing, Planning, and other functional areas in Supply Chain. Consumers are rightly demanding to know exactly where their products are coming from, and whether they’re ethically sourced. Subscribe Here! Email Address. 6 Reasons Supply Chain Employees Look For New Jobs!

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

GEODIS acquires OHL (Ozburn-Hessey Logistics) and enhances its Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics offering in the US. Where to Find Supply Chain Innovation (Source: Adelante SCM). Employing over 8,000 transportation and fulfillment professionals, OHL has unparalleled experience in direct-to-consumer fulfillment, serving a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing. I didn’t do it.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

A modern, multi-modal Tier 1 TMS can now take data from all sources, cleanse it and use it. With the ELD mandate, some companies are plugging into ELD manufacturers and retrieving data off the ELD or the carrier’s system (which gets it from their own ELD devices). Let’s dream of a world where we don’t rely on email to tender 90 percent of TL freight!

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Importers are using multiple sourcing vendors to improve their ability to respond to market demand and opportunities.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. Transplace delivered more than 50 customer solutions in 2012 using the CombineNet sourcing technology, in industries including consumer goods, chemicals, manufacturing, and retail.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations.

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Reuters Events: Supply Chain in conversation with XPO CIO Mario Harik

EFT

They switched a number of their manufacturing facilities to actually make PPE. This allows our customers to see where COVID has shut down infrastructure, such as ports or municipalities and how the flow of freight is impacted within a certain geography.

How Does Procurement Create Value? Insights from CPO Speakers at Zycus Horizons Conference

Supply Chain View from the Field

The first response, from Anders Lillevik, Global Head of Procurement Support Services, QBE North America, provided a very interesting perspective: “I’ve been doing procurement for a long time, in many different companies. And we follow a pattern: you do an assessment, a sourcing wave, build a process, and do it over and over. I can see the light that will maybe be a freight train someday.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

Manufacturing and business spending were the bright spots during much of 2010, while consumer goods production was almost flat. This research is a key source of information that not only identifies macro trends and how the logistics discipline is impacted, but also details ways that company leaders can capitalize on the recovery as it occurs,” Blasgen said.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe. According to a recent study with particular focus on logistics, logistics services providers are beginning to expand their strategic geographic focus (source: Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2013). Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies.

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